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Super healthy chocolate zucchini protein muffins

Super healthy chocolate zucchini protein muffins!

I’m on day two of my mostly-eat-whole-unprocessed-and-nutritious-foods-like-a-human-should regimen and almost broke into a Terry’s Chocolate Orange because I was craving chocolate so bad today. This doesn’t bode well for the other 363 days of 2013 still to come.

So I made something chocolatey out of whatever I had in my kitchen. I just threw all of these ingredients into a bowl without measuring, so this recipe may need some tweaking. But whatever muffin-like creation I pulled out of the oven after baking them for 15 minutes (I think?? I bake by the toothpick test :) ) at 350 degrees tasted pretty darned good for something with no added fat, sugar or wheat.

Super Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Protein Muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups rice flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 ground almond meal
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder (sweetened with xylitol)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg

Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk an egg with the almond milk and add to dry mixture. Add the remaining wet ingredients, mix and spoon into muffin tin. Viola! Yields 12 healthy muffins.

If that’s not chocolatey/dessert-ish enough for you, this skinny peanut butter brownie recipe looks amazing. I have all of this stuff in my kitchen, too… guess what I’m making tomorrow!

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4 thoughts on “Super healthy chocolate zucchini protein muffins

  1. I am ALWAYS on the hunt for healthier recipes and these chocolate muffins are perfect for my never ending healthy muffin baking adventures. I haven’t made zucchini muffins in SO long too – I also love the addition of protein powder! Great muffins!

  2. Thank you for the recipe! I must have done something wrong. The batter was so thick and dry, I added more milk, more zucchini, more applesauce, and a tablespoon each of brown sugar and white sugar (sorry, it just wasn’t doing it for my sweet tooth). I then added about 1/3 cup of some wonderful chocolate chips I have for making ganache) and they came out pretty good! I figured it out and they still have only about 120 calories each.

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